Alchemy: Research Turns Into Policy
The Cash and Counseling program has offered millions of low-income Americans the option to direct their own care in the face of chronic and debilitating illness. In an academic paper, Andy Burness and colleagues explain how communications was critical to this major policy victory.
Introducing Burness 30 for 30
To celebrate Burness' 30th anniversary, we're committing to raising $30,000 for a new computer lab for the the African Education Project, a Zambia-based non-profit founded and led by a former Burnesser.
A Forest Hero is Fêted in a Concrete Jungle
Paul Pavol, from the forested island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea, flew 9,000 miles to accept the fifth Alexander Soros Foundation Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism.
Evening of Storytelling Features Leaders from the Developing World
Aspen New Voices Fellows recently gathered in Nairobi to share the personal stories behind their work in development.
What Could the Future Hold for Health Reform?
In the weeks ahead many of us will likely yearn for the power to see into the future. A Commonwealth Fund report has some helpful predictions on health reform.
Protecting the World from Killer Superbugs
The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) is calling for global targets on antibiotic use, similar to greenhouse-gas emissions agreements.
Seven Communities Take on Timely Challenges in Health
Meet the winners of the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize!
This Story Will Not Self-Destruct in 10 Seconds
Burnesser Ellen Wilson started in communications in 1986 with a telephone and a phone book. Lots has changed since then, but one thing has remained the same: the power of a good story.
How Do You Conserve a Place That’s Inhabited?
When a government decides to conserve land by making it a national park, what happens to the Indigenous Peoples who have lived there for generations?
“Designers for Good” Features Shannon Ryan
Why does design matter for social change? Burnesser Shannon Ryan answers this question and more in AIGA Baltimore’s "Designers for Good" interview series.